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Re: [IPk] Basals and exercise





I remember reading somewhere about pumps that if you can isolate those times 
of the day when your insulin needs are higher (or lower) (for instance 3-5 
am) then you should change your bolus a couple of hours before then to give 
the insulin time to affect you.

But saying this doesn't really make sense if you are on humalog...maybe i 
should check my sources!  I did think it made sense at the time!



>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Basals and exercise
>Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 18:34:22 +0100
>
>On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> >I disconnect completely during exercise. I also reduce my basal by about 
>50%
> >about 2 hours before. This is tweeked depending if I am running a bit low
> >/high beforehand. I've also found that unlike on injections I do NOT need 
>to
> >reduce my post exercise insulin. Maybe the lack of insulin for a few 
>hours
> >is being compensated for.
>
>What insulin are you using, Martin?
>2 hours before sounds like quite a long time.
>
>Yes, in general, the reason why I need to bolus 0.5 units afterwards (or 1
>unit if I've been swimming - don't ask me why!) is because of the missed
>insulin.
>Di
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